Average Bench: 46.8% (365th of 1128)

Based on 28,201 user benchmarks.  Devices: BFEBFBFF000106A5, 1FABFBFF000106A5, BFEBFBFF000106A4, 1F8BFBFF000106A5 Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7 CPU 920 @ 2.67GHz

The Intel Core i7-920 is five and a half years old which puts it at an enormous disadvantage to more modern processors. The 920 sports four cores and eight threads which is the same basic configuration that Intel still uses in the majority of their i7s. Comparing the 920 to the 4770K, its modern day equivalent, shows that 920 lags by 63% at stock speeds and by 44% when both processors are overclocked. Overclocking improves the 920 by 30% vs just 17% for the 4770K. Aside from approximately 50% more calculation throughput the 4770K offers lower power consumption, compatibility with Intel's latest FCLGA1150 platform, on-board graphics and newer CPU instructions. Owners of the 920 should probably consider upgrading not only to improve system response times but also to take advantage of the newer platform. [Mar '14 CPUPro]

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Poor: 36%Average: 46.8% Great: 64%
Gaming
Gaming 47%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 48%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 34%
Sail boat

Below average average bench

The Intel Core i7-920 averaged 53.1% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This isn't a great result which indicates that there are much faster alternatives on the comparison list.

Strengths

Single Core Floating Point Speed 69.7Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 67.5Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i7-920 is 28%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Intel Core i7-920 performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Multi Core Floating Point Speed 344Pts
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 334Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 28,201 samples)
Min Avg Max
50.4 SC Int 65 86.2
53.5 SC Float 69.7 92.5
52.4 SC Mixed 67.5 89.7
53.9% 67.4 Pts
Min Avg Max
157 QC Int 219 304
169 QC Float 235 333
165 QC Mixed 228 316
51.6% 228 Pts
Min Avg Max
242 MC Int 320 422
254 MC Float 344 456
250 MC Mixed 334 442
49.7% 332 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Single core Quad core Multi core
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
LGA1366, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.65 GHz, turbo 2.75 GHz (avg)
SC Int 63.2
SC Float 67.1
SC Mixed 64.7
52% 65 Pts
QC Int 227
QC Float 244
QC Mixed 244
54% 238 Pts
MC Int 326
MC Float 350
MC Mixed 337
51% 338 Pts
LGA1366, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.65 GHz, turbo 2.75 GHz (avg)
SC Int 63.2
SC Float 65.8
SC Mixed 59.9
50% 63 Pts
QC Int 239
QC Float 230
QC Mixed 246
54% 239 Pts
MC Int 316
MC Float 310
MC Mixed 324
48% 316 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.65 GHz, turbo 2.75 GHz (avg)
SC Int 64.8
SC Float 69.7
SC Mixed 68.9
54% 67.8 Pts
QC Int 200
QC Float 217
QC Mixed 204
47% 207 Pts
MC Int 310
MC Float 336
MC Mixed 329
49% 325 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.65 GHz
SC Int 62.2
SC Float 68
SC Mixed 64.6
52% 64.9 Pts
QC Int 202
QC Float 220
QC Mixed 207
48% 210 Pts
MC Int 315
MC Float 337
MC Mixed 326
49% 326 Pts
Socket 1366, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.8 GHz, turbo 1.75 GHz (avg)
SC Int 43.9
SC Float 37.3
SC Mixed 43.2
33% 41.5 Pts
QC Int 85.2
QC Float 95.7
QC Mixed 94.8
21% 91.9 Pts
MC Int 124
MC Float 126
MC Mixed 138
19% 129 Pts
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 Prices

Approx. $246 @ launch in Sep '08
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Desktop 49%
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Workstation 36%
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Motherboard: Asus P6T

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 63% - Good Total price: $745

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 Specifications

Essentials

DescriptionIntel® Core™ i7-920 Processor (8M Cache, 2.66 GHz, 4.80 GT/s Intel® QPI)
Code NameBloomfield
Launch DateQ4'08
Processor Numberi7-920
# of Cores4
# of Threads8
Cache8 MB SmartCache
Instruction Set64-bit
Instruction Set ExtensionsSSE4.2
Embedded Options AvailableNo
Lithography45 nm
VID Voltage Range0.800V-1.375V
Recommended Price$305.00
Clock Speed2.66 GHz
Max Turbo Frequency2.93 GHz
Bus Speed4.8 GT/s QPI
QPI Links1
Max TDP130 W

Memory

Max Memory Size24 GB
Memory TypesDDR3 800/1066
Memory Channels3
Memory Bandwidth25.6 GB/s
Physical Address Extensions36-bit
ECC Memory SupportedNo

Data Protection

AES New InstructionsNo

Advanced Technologies

Virtualization Tech (VT-x)Yes
Intel 64Yes
Idle StatesYes
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep® TechYes
Thermal Monitoring TechnologiesNo
Turbo Boost Tech1.0
Hyper-Threading TechYes
VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT)Yes
Demand Based SwitchingNo

Package

Package Size42.5mm x 45.0mm
Max CPU Configuration1
Sockets SupportedFCLGA1366
Processing Die Size263 mm2
# of Processing Die Transistors731 million

Platform Protection

Execute Disable BitYes
Trusted Execution TechNo

 Comments

Intel i7-920 (Bloomfield) Quad Core Processor...

Model: AT80601000741AA

Added 4 years ago.

Good

3 months ago.

This was a milestone of processing unit. Just came to say that..


Poor

16 days ago.

literally the best processor ive ever in my entire life


Excellent

1 month ago.


Poor

4 months ago.

works great 10 years old and still on par with most entry level gaming cpus


Excellent

14 months ago.

Classic that never ages, still amusing the kids in the family and making the new Ryzen 1600 jealous. Throttling at stock speeds through games , Youtube videos and time.


Excellent

2 months ago.

Still going strong after +9 years of use at an 3.6Ghz OC


Excellent

8 months ago.

I finally went to an AMD ryzen 1200 cpu for an upgrade. I had my 920 for 9 years, it was a D0 stepping: Awesome performance, but its getting old, and it was a heating element lol. memory performance on those chipsets its below par. My old 920 setup @ 3.8Ghz , with 1060gtx / 6gb ram: http://www.userbenchmark.com/UserRun/6573606 My newer Ryzen 2-1300 setup @ 3.9Ghz with 1060gtx / 16gb ram http://www.userbenchmark.com/UserRun/6677714


Average

6 months ago.

Its a fairly good processor. I do not like the fact that it only supports up to 1066MHz of RAM and as i got it in a stock pre-built dell PC, i can't overclock the RAM also. ive heard some pretty good things about this processor when overclocked. anyways its very fast with 4 cores, 8 threads and also has hyper threading. Ive done heavy Photoshop on this and have never had a problem. Also have done lots of Gaming and in GTA V (CPU intensive game) it was able to get max settings out. The only limiting factor was my 750Ti which has 2GB VRAM so i couldn't completely max out GTA V. Works pretty well in CS-GO too.


Poor

4 years ago.


Terrible

13 months ago.

much more core yet slower than g4560


Terrible

12 months ago.

low perfomance for that price


Excellent

22 months ago.

For 40 dollars... This is extremely good cpu even on stock frequencies


Good

2 years ago.

Its old but good 4GHz in OC no Problem and Triple RAM dont need to upgread


Excellent

9 months ago.

over 8 years of flawless service


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